Assistant Professor - Biochemistry
Deadline for Applications is Extended to 01/16/2022
Code: 17624 Posted: 10/04/2021
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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Employment Type: Full Time/Faculty/Exempt
Reports To: The Assistant Professor will report to the Chair of the Chemistry Department
The Chemistry Program offers an array of B.S. concentrations in Chemistry emphasizing biochemistry, pre-health, business and natural products in addition to an ACS approved concentration. The Department is strengthened by its ties to local industry, access to a wide array of instrumentation including GC-MS and LC-MS, and close relationship with the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate may mentor candidates in the M.S. program within the Department of Biological Sciences.
Essential Job Functions
The Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Biochemistry to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence, have the ability to fulfill requirements in scholarship and research, contribute service to the university, college, department, profession, and community, and possess a strong appreciation for the University’s student-centered mission. The Department is especially interested in candidates with biochemistry related research projects suitable for undergraduate participants. Preference will be given to candidates with post-Ph.D. teaching and research experience. The annual teaching load is 24 contact hours. The assignment for this candidate will likely include general, organic, and biochemistry courses within the major and introductory courses for the nursing program.
Key Job Responsibilities
For the probationary period:
General, organic, and biochemistry courses within the major and introductory courses for the nursing program.
Establish a research program leading to publication, presentation, and/or proposals for further funding.
Service to the Chemistry Department, College, University, Profession and Community
- Ph. D. in biochemistry or related field. ABD will also be considered; however, contract renewal will be contingent on completing degree within one-year of hire.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to use learning management systems.
- Research in biochemistry or closely related field with projects suitable for undergraduates.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
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STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Names and contact information for 3 professional references
- Examples of Work
- Teaching Philosophy
- Teaching Evaluations
- Description of at least 3 research projects that are suitable for undergraduates
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 16th 2022 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.
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Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
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UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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Available Until: 01/17/2022